Freedom Caucus May Be Ready To Flip As New ObamaCare Bill Sports "Significant Changes"
By Tyler Durden
Representative Dave Brat (R-Va), a Freedom Caucus member who voted against the first TrumpCare bill, appeared on CNN earlier this morning to suggest that he may be ready to support a new version of the bill that allows individual states to opt out of certain components of Obamacare that require minimum coverage levels and restrict insurers from charging more to patients with pre-existing conditions. Per The Hill:
“It’s not really a new bill — it’s the same fundamental bill, but a few pretty significant amendments to it,” he said during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day.”
He said the new plan, the text of which has not been written yet, would lower the cost of health insurance and return responsibility to individual states.
Changes to the new bill would let states apply for waivers for certain ObamaCare regulations, such as a provision preventing insurers from raising an individual’s premium based on that person’s health.
“It just allows states to opt out of some of the [regulations] to bring down price. And so those are two of the big pieces. A couple little pieces on the regulatory framework, and then I think we can all get to yes,” said Brat, who came to Congress after